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Privacy Statement

Last Updated Tuesday, August 24, 2010 11:18:01 AM

The South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants and its affiliates (collectively: "SAICA") respects your privacy and your personal information. For this reason, SAICA has prepared this privacy policy to let you know how it will treat any personal information that it may have about you. SAICA will take all reasonable measures, in accordance with this privacy policy, to protect your personal information and to keep it confidential.

What is personal information

  • Any information that you provide to SAICA, whether on any forms you complete or through the use of any of SAICA services or facilities, will be regarded by SAICA as personal information.
  • Any information about what you buy, where you shop, where you bank, how you invest and all related information will also be regarded as personal information.
  • In short, any information that SAICA knows about you will be regarded as your personal information.

How SAICA collects your personal information

  • In order to make your use of SAICA as successful and pleasurable as possible, it is necessary for us to find out exactly what you need and want from us. One of the ways SAICA can do this is by collecting and analysing your personal information in order to ensure that we meet your needs.
  • Whenever you use this website, contact SAICA, or use one of the services or facilities offered by SAICA, SAICA will collect any information which SAICA has about you.
  • SAICA may also get information about you from other sources, such as from third parties where you shop, bank or invest, business partners, subsidiaries and affiliates.

How SAICA uses your personal information

  • In order to ensure that SAICA always meet your needs, SAICA will use your personal information in any way that SAICA thinks might assist or benefit you. SAICA may therefore combine all the information that we have about you to compile a profile of you in order to personalise and tailor services to your special needs.
  • SAICA will also use your personal information in the ordinary course of its business.
  • Because SAICA does not want you to miss out on any of the great deals or promotions that SAICA may have or that any third party may have from time to time, SAICA may use your personal information for promotions and marketing. SAICA may send you promotional material or details by e-mail, SMS or by post in order to update you and keep you fully advised of any promotions, news, competitions or developments which we think may be of interest to you. If any of this information relates to products, promotions, news or services of a third party and if you indicate that you would like more details, it may inform the third party to contact you directly. SAICA will only send you such material or inform a third party to contact you directly if you indicated that this is agreeable to you when you registered with SAICA or at any other time. You can inform SAICA if you change your mind later.
  • SAICA may also use your personal information for service updates and to notify you of new features or changes that may be made to this website.
  • To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online, including SSL and Thawte security for credit card submissions.
  • SAICA may utilise the contact information you provided at registration, such as your telephone number and e-mail address, to contact you regarding account status, changes to the terms and conditions, and to confirm registration.
  • Your privacy is important to us. SAICA will therefore not sell, rent or provide your personal information to unauthorised entities or to third parties for their independent use without your consent. SAICA will, however, share your personal information with business partners. Should SAICA pass your personal information on to others, SAICA will make them aware of the provisions of this privacy policy. Inform SAICA if you no longer wish us to disclose your information in this way.
  • SAICA will always strive to make everything it does lawful and legitimate. Therefore, SAICA will release your personal information to a party if it believes that SAICA is required by law or by a court to do so. SAICA will also disclose your personal information if SAICA believes that it is necessary to prevent or lessen any unlawful or harmful actions and to protect and defend legitimate business interests, rights or property of SAICA.
  • SAICA will always ask for your permission before it uses your personal information for any purpose not disclosed above.

Protection of personal information

  • SAICA values the information that you choose to provide to us and will therefore take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration.
  • When you use the services or facilities provided by SAICA, you may be given an access number, user name, password and/or personal identification number ("PIN"). You must always keep your user name, access card, password and/or PIN a secret and ensure that you do not disclose it to anyone.
  • Upon your request SAICA will provide you with its records of the personal information you gave us at registration. For security reasons, this information will only be sent to the e-mail address on file for the subscriber username and password associated with it.

Correction of personal information

If you ever want to update or correct any of your personal information as held by SAICA, kindly contact us at membership@saica.co.za. Alternatively, you can update and correct your information yourself on this website by clicking on My Profile.

Links

SAICA is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of website to which it may link. This policy applies solely to information collected by SAICA.

Personal information held by or disclosed by you to third parties

  • If you disclose any personal information to a third party, such as one of our business partners or anyone other than SAICA, you must be aware that SAICA does not regulate or control how that third party uses your personal information. You should always ensure that you read the privacy policy of any third party.
  • SAICA is not responsible for any representations or information or warranties or content on any website of any third party (including websites linked to this website). SAICA does not exercise control over third parties' privacy policies and you should refer to the privacy policy of any third party to see how such party protects your privacy.

Cookies

SAICA uses cookies. "Cookie" refers to information which is sent from this website to your hard drive, where it is saved. In this way, the next time you use this website SAICA will know who you are and that you have visited this website before.

Changes to this privacy policy

SAICA may change this privacy policy at any time. Any change to this privacy policy will be displayed on this website. If you use this website or any of the services or facilities offered by SAICA after SAICA has displayed a change to this privacy policy, you will be deemed to have agreed to the change.

Which laws apply

This privacy policy will be governed by the laws of South Africa. You consent to the jurisdiction of the South African courts for any dispute which may arise out of this privacy policy.

 
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